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The Bear and the Dragon (Jack Ryan)

Title: The Bear and the Dragon (Jack Ryan)
Author: Tom Clancy
Year First Published: 2001
Page Count: 1152
Synopsis: Time and again, Tom Clancy's novels have been praised not only for their big-scale drama and propulsive narrative drive, but for their cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events.��In THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON, the future is very near at hand indeed.

Newly elected in his own right, Jack Ryan has found that being President has gotten no easier.��Domestic pitfalls await him at every turn, there's a revolution in Liberia, the Asian economy is going down the tubes, and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to take out the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket - propelled grenade.��Things are unstable enough in Russia without high-level assassination, but even more disturbing may be the identities of the potential assassins.��Were they political enemies, the Russian Mafia, disaffected former KGB?��Or, Ryan wonders, is something far more dangerous at work here?

Ryan is right.��For even wile he dispatches his most trusted eyes and ears, including black ops specialist John Clark, to find out the truth of the matter, forces in China are moving ahead with a plan of truly audacious proportions.��If they succeed, the world as we know it will never look the same.��If they fail...the consequences will be unspeakable.

Blending the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, razor-sharp suspense and a remarkable cast of characters, this is Clancy at his best - and ther is none better.

From the Hardcover edition.

Carl S.
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Wonderful book except for the frequent profanity. I am sure the author thinks it is fine because 'that's how military people talk', but it ruins it for me. I quit reading it, but hated to because everything else about it is GREAT!



Focus Political Quest Setting North America
Focus Military/War Setting Asia
Focus Political/Espionage Setting Earth Based
Main Character Male Time Period Contemporary
Main Character Adult Time Period Near Term
Number of pages Over 700 Type Suspense

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